Bonnyrigg castle part of luxury chain

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Bonnyrigg’s Dalhousie Castle is part of a group of privately owned luxury hotels that has just launched a new brand for their portfolio.

The new brand is called The Robert Parker Collection (RP Collection), and incorporates six properties across the north of England and Southern Scotland.

Owned by Robert and Gina Parker, this exclusive collection of country house hotels, was started in 2008 with the purchase of Guyzance Hall near Alnwick in Northumberland. In 2012, Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle and one of the country’s most exclusive hotels, Bonnyrigg-based Dalhousie Castle, was purchased.

Robert Parker explained more about the new brand.

He said: “The idea behind the branding of the hotels as The Robert Parker Collection is to showcase and market the exceptional quality of the properties we have under the same umbrella.

“Each individual property is totally unique, and each retains its own individuality, however, from a customer point of view, The Robert Parker Collection brand is to become synonymous with the highest levels of customer service, food and accommodation. As a luxury collection The Robert Parker Collection really fills a gap in the hotel market place within the geographical areas in which we currently operate.

“Looking forward, our aim is to expand the portfolio, whilst further developing the brand values at each of the properties.

“This is integral to our ongoing success and each of the hotels is expected to retain its own distinctive take, in developing their quality dining experiences, offering a great night’s sleep or providing great places to do business.”

To compliment the luxuruy surroundings the hotels, a great emphasis has been place on the standard of food. With the experienced Philippe Wavrinas the executive head chef across all the venues.

Between the hotels in the collection there are 170 bedrooms, 23 AA Stars for accommodation, five Restaurants, eight AA Rosettes for dining, three swimming pools, 11 spa treatment rooms, 435 acres of land and 200 members of staff.